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New president, CEO at CBC/Radio-Canada

The Ministry of Canadian Heritage has appointed Catherine Tait to the position of president and chief executive officer of CBC/Radio-Canada for a five-year term. She was most recently president of film, television and digital content company Duopoly. She was also the founder of digital content production firm IThentic and a founding partner of Hollywood Suite. Tait was also president and chief operating officer of Salter Street Films.

"With the appointment of Ms. Tait as president and CEO, we benefit from her depth of experience as an entrepreneur, business leader and lifelong champion for Canadian content," said Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. "She is without question the right person for the job. I am excited for the energy, vision and leadership she will bring while she is at the helm of CBC/Radio-Canada."

In related news, Michael Goldbloom has been appointed to the position of chair of the board of directors at CBC/Radio-Canada. He is currently vice-chancellor of Bishop's University in Sherbrooke, QC. Goldbloom has also been publisher of the Montreal Gazette and the Toronto Star.

Suzanne Guèvremont has also joined the broadcaster's board of directors. She is currently director general of the Montreal-based NAD École des arts numériques, de l'animation et du design.

Guillaume Aniorté has also been appointed to the position of director. He was previously vice-president of corporate and strategic development at Frima Studios in Montreal. Before that, he was a co-founder of Tribal Nova.

Sandra Singh has also joined the board of directors. She is the general manager of arts, culture and community services for the City of Vancouver. She was also chief librarian at the Vancouver Public Library.

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